The digital world never seizes to amaze us with constant technology innovations, but one needs to be competitive enough in order to stay in the curve and leverage on marketing opportunities.
Digital marketing trends employed by most marketers this 2018 are:
- Artificial Intelligence, which is used to drive customer conversions by interpreting customer’s buying behavior.
- Live Video, which is widely delivered via social media channels, Voice Search which continues to rise and becoming more popular and potentially taking over text-based algorithms.
- Micro-Influencers, with Facebook and Instagram, are two of the most cost-effective methods.
- Privacy Protection, which is a major selling point for a brand’s marketing message.
If 2018 is focusing on social media trends, what’s in store for the marketing populace in 2019? Let us give you a hint on what Australian digital marketing would look like next year.
Smart speakers like Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and Apple HomePod are surging in the consumer technology market, preferred by 65% of smart speakers owners. It is seen to tie up with digital marketing as more online publications embrace voice and publish audio content via these devices.
Internet vs Television
A study shows that in 2019, people will be spending 2.6 hours every day online and 2.7 hours watching tv, while 45 minutes of an average person’s internet browsing time will be spent watching mobile videos, thus predicting companies will spend less money on web ads, web video, and social media.
Social Media Integration With 3rd Parties
Social media companies are expected to deeply integrate their services into third-party applications. These social platforms will start sharing more user data with their audiences and create an even more seamless experience with third-party apps, which could help them retain dominance, acquire more information about users, and provide better services for smaller webs and apps.
Live Video Will Continue To Grow
Live videos on Youtube, Facebook, and Instagram have been making waves since 2016. In fact, 80% of internet users watched more live videos in 2016 than the previous year as more streaming services spawned. The best thing to do is join in the bandwagon as 67% of live viewers say they are more likely to buy an event ticket if they’ve seen a live stream of the similar event online.
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Video Will Keep Up For Many More Years
Traditional video will keep growing. According to study, a whopping 85% of total internet traffic is expected to account next year. Currently, 54% of internet users watch video on social platforms every month, a number that will continue to grow in the coming years. Also, 65% of ads impressions on Instagram were results of video content and expected to grow in the future.
Chatbots To Become Ordinary Thing
Chatbots are seen to continue to grow and eventually become normal to the consumer’s eye. It’ll become the first place to go for availing retail services like food orders, hotel bookings and choosing mobile plans.
The Rise Of The Social CEOs
According to data from OkToPost, 40% of CEOs were active in social media in 2016. Out of that number, 70% used LinkedIn, and such number is expected to grow as people’s distrust continue to grow, wanting to hear news right from the very source.